Broadcast journalism student wins RTDNA scholarship

Junior broadcast journalism major Joe Bruno won one of two Presidents Scholarships from the Radio Television Digital News Association.

Joe Bruno ’14

The competitive, national scholarship from the world’s largest professional association for electronic news professionals will award Bruno $1,000 in honor of nine former RTDNA presidents. Bruno serves as news director of Elon Local News, Elon University’s award-winning, student-produced newscast.

With ELN, he has covered numerous on-campus stories, reported from the 2012 Democratic National Convention, coordinated coverage of President Barack Obama’s second inauguration and anchored a live 7-hour election show back in November. Bruno has interned at WFMZ-TV in Allentown, Penn., and WMGM-TV in Atlantic City, N.J.

“It is truly an honor to receive the Presidents Scholarship from the Radio Television Digital News Foundation,” Bruno told RTDNA. “Receiving this scholarship will allow me to continue to tell stories to the Elon community and work towards my goal of working in the news industry after graduation.”

The other President’s Scholarship winner is a student from the University of Maryland.

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